Ideas for Cities: Served to Serving

Served to Serving
Cities should enable people who traditionally need social services to provide other services. By understanding the needs of a community and matching needs with capable talent, cities could provide an opportunity for productivity, pride, and dignity through service, and solve many challenges in the city.

This is part seven of a continuing brainstorm on the future of cities, inaugurated at the Velocity conference in September 2009. We’ll post a new idea each day until we run out, at which point we’re counting on you to come up with something smart. Do you have a good idea for improving your city? Add it in the comments below, or tweet it to @GOOD with hashtag #cityideas—we’ll publish the best ones. Tomorrow’s idea: Google Analytics for Learning.